Engineering Summer School in Patras, Greece

Key Information


Application Deadline: 13/02/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

Ref: 10007548


Departure Date: 22/07/23

Return Date: 30/07/23


£725: the estimated cost for travel (£250), accommodation (£250) and summer school programme fee incl. lunch (£175). Students will also be required to pay for: airport transfers (£75), visits (£90), food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided in shared rooms in a hotel (with dinner included)

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Abhishek Tiwary -


Level 5, 6 and 7 students on all Engineering programmes in the School of Engineering & Sustainable Development are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The scope of the summer school would be particularly relevant to the cohorts studying on Energy engineering and Sustainability related programmes. There is a maximum of 25 places available, with a minimum of 10 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


This trip to Patras, Greece gives DMU Engineering students the opportunity to be involved in the international Summer School, organised by the Hellenic Open University (HOU) at their Patras campus, between Monday 24 and Friday 29 July 2023. HOU have successfully organised this international event since 2015, with participation of undergraduate and postgraduate students from Europe, the Middle-East and Far-East.

The summer school activities, spread over 5 days, will enable you to benefit from generic presentations, site visits and specific learning activities on energy and sustainable environmental technologies. This is relevant to students across the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development, particularly those involved in Sustainability and Energy engineering programmes (e.g. ENGT5268).

The structure of daily activities will include a blend of learning and cultural activities planned by HOU, along with the wider experience of visiting some of the famous Greek tourist sites. Over the summer school, you will be engaging in activities with students from different institutes, which will offer you a lifetime memorable experience, as well as networking opportunities with students from other institutes attending this summer school.

At the end of the summer school you’ll receive a certificate of attendance, which will help you to boost your CV and CPD portfolio.

Learning Objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Greece are to:

  • Widen the generic engineering knowledge through expert presentations and real-world site visits
  • Enable engagement with a diverse community of engineering students while deriving solutions
  • Create a memorable blended learning experience with cross-cutting core academic and cultural activities
  • Introduce students to a different country and culture to encourage intercultural learning

Cultural Activities

Each evening, the organisers of the summer school have planned cultural activities for participants to visit local tourist sites within Patras and to enjoy traditional dinners. There will also be the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Olympia (£42), and the option to go on a 1-day sightseeing trip to Athens (£48).

Please note, that students will need to pay in advance (before departure) to DMU for the cost of the two planned cultural visits mentioned above.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Greece is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for Greece.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.